Public Works

Garbage

Automated Pick-Up

The Summer Village of Itaska uses an automated garbage pick-up system. Each lot with a cabin will be supplied with one 240 L garbage bin.  
 
Pickups are weekly starting May 1 - October 30, 2017

Summer (May - Oct) Weekly on Mondays

Winter (Oct – May) Bi-Weekly on Mondays

ALL garbage must be inside the can.  Any extra bags outside of the can will NOT be picked up.  If required, an extra cart may be purchased directly from GFL Environmental Inc at 780-444-8805.

AutomatedGarbage  2017 Garbage Collection Schedule

EXTRA CARTS
  • The extra charge is ~ $28.31 per month (summer only)
  • Limit one per resident
  • They are asking for all five months in advance ~ ( $141.55 )
  • There are a number of residents that had purchased totes from Waste Management of Canada. These totes are compatible with our system so we will collect them. Residents can purchase a container sticker for the same price. Containers without the sticker will not be collected.
Repairs

If your garbage can gets damaged (i.e. a broken wheel), please contact GFL Environmental Inc. at: (780) 444-8805 or email: krichard@gflenv.com, and they will get it scheduled for repair. They will need your name, phone number and house number. It usually takes about 2-3 weeks, as their maintenance person will coordinate a number of repairs at the same time. 

 Grass Clippings

During the summer months, grass clippings and leaves will be picked up once per week on Tuesdays (they will also pull the garbage cans back at this time).
  • Limit of 4 bags / household
  • No bag to exceed 50 lbs in weight
  • MUST be in clear bags (grass and leaves will be composted, so there can be NO garbage, branches, twigs)

Pick-up days: First pickup will be May 16, 2017, and run weekly until September 15, 2017.

There will be one final pickup on October 10, 2017.

Bags will NOT be picked up on any date other than those listed above.

 Big Bins

There will be one spring major clean-up. On the Saturday of the May long week-end, the Summer Village will supply a large bin, where residents may put their garbage.

The bin will be there from ~ 8am - 3pm. It is for residents use only, so you must bring some form of i.d. (driver's license if you are a listed owner on title, or a copy of last year's tax notice).

ALLOWED - but there will be a surcharge:
Mattress: Mattresses have a surcharge of $30/mattress as they are a prohibited item at landfills. We can take them, but they have to be shipped to a mattress recycler as they cannot go to a landfill. If you do bring a mattress, you will be asked to sign a sheet, and an invoice will be sent to you, which you can pay by cheque to the Summer Village Office.


NOT ALLOWED
The list of unacceptable material:

Toxic Waste
Paint cans
Oil Containers
Antifreeze jugs (These are recyclable if rinsed of contaminants)
etc

Bio Hazardous
Medical Waste
Dead Animal
Needles
Etc

Metals
Fridges/Freezers
Computers
TV’s
etc

Batteries

Tires  
 
The items listed above needs to go to specialty depots or collection sites.  See www.albertarecycling.ca for where to recycle electronics, paints or tires.
 
 
* extra charges will apply for the above being put in the big bin and be charged directly to person, or if not known, than to Summer Village which will pass the fees on through taxes
 
NOTE: There will be no dumpster provided in the fall.

Extra Garbage

Extra garbage that does not fit in your garbage can must be disposed of in an acceptable dump facility. Many residents have a blue bag for recycling which they take back with them to the city. If you have garbage that you need to take to a dump:
 
WEST DRIED MEAT LAKE REGIONAL LANDFILL SITE
www.county.camrose.ab.ca
Location: SW 14-44-21-W4 call 780-877-2269 for hours of operation
(From HWY 21 turn east on HWY 609 about 1 mile)
 
LEDUC COUNTY REGIONAL LANDFILL
You must pay at time of dumping (cash or cheque)
http://www.leducregionallandfill.ca
 
 
SUNNY BROOK SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION 
In order to access the Sunny Brook Transfer Station, you must have an access card.  Cards will allow the holder a one-time access to the Sunnybrook Solid Waste Transfer Station only. The attendant at the station will collect the card as payment for the services offered at the transfer station.

The access cards may be purchased from the Summer Village Office at a cost of $10 per card.  Please note that you cannot purchase a card elsewhere.  To receive a card(s), submit a cheque to the "Summer Village of Itaska Beach" and mail it into the Summer Village office.  Card(s) will be mailed back to you.  
 
 
Sunny Brook Transfer Station
Location: Pt. NW 11-49-02 W5M
Directions: 1.25 miles north of Sunnybrook on RR 22
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Website for further details
 
SunnyBrook Transfer Station

Road Bans

During spring break-up (~April - beginning of June) there is a 50% road ban in Itaska Beach, as well as surrounding area.  The remainder of the year the road is at 75%.  

Snow Removal

Snow removal is done by a contractor after major snowfalls as necessary.  Please contact the office if the road needs to be plowed.

Fire Safety 

Is your home Fire Smart?

www.srd.gov.ab.ca/wildfires

Firesmart_Manual.pdf

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